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Create a Qwickly cloud assignment


1. Introduction

This guide explains how staff can set up an assignment that will allow students to submit work saved on Microsoft OneDrive. In MyBeckett, this type of assignment is labelled 'Qwickly cloud assignment'.

Qwickly assignment submission page

When should I use a Qwickly cloud assignment?

Qwickly cloud assignments are useful if you want students to submit files saved on their Microsoft OneDrive accounts.

Qwickly assignments  Blackboard assignments Turnitin assignments
File types? All file types, including images and videos All file types, including images and videos Word, PDF, Excel, PowerPoint, HTML, text
File size limits? No maximum upload 500MB maximum upload 40MB maximum upload
Single or multiple file upload? Single file upload Multiple file upload Single file upload
Other tools?  Submission only Group submission and tools (e.g. email) Single text submission only
Delegated or second marking? You can set up delegated marking via Grade Centre after creating a Qwickly cloud assignment You can set up delegated marking when creating an assignment You cannot set up delegate marking when creating an assignment, but second marking is possible (markers initials display in Feedback Studio)
File attachments? Attach file(s) to original assignment instructions and to assignment feedback Attach file(s) to original assignment instructions and to assignment feedback You can add a voice recording or add a hyperlink to online files
Student Preview mode? Student Preview mode is available Student Preview mode is available NA - You can request a Staff as Student account
Submission receipts? No receipts for students Email receipts for students Downloadable receipts for students
Text matching? NA NA Text matching is available


2. Create an assignment

Method 1: Add a Qwickly Cloud Assignment within a module content area.

a. Open your module and locate the content area where you want to set up the assignment for your students.

b. Click Assessments.

c. Click Qwickly Cloud Assignment.

Assessments menu

d. Complete the assignment details.

  • Name: Type an assignment name. This is the link that students will click on to open the assignment.
  • Instructions: Type some instructions for your students.
  • Assignment file: You can upload a file for your students if needed.
  • Due date: Select Yes and add the Due Date. This is the same one specified in the Module Handbook.
  • Points possible: Enter the total marks for the assignment. Note, it's best to mark out of 100 then weight assignments later in Grade Centre if you need to.
  • Number of Attempts: You can specify the number of submission attempts allowed.
  • Can submit from cloud?: Select Yes if you would like students to be able to submit work saved on their Microsoft OneDrive account.
  • Grade displays: Use the first box to select how you want marks to appear to students e.g. Score. The second box is optional (you can leave it blank) or select how you want marks to appear to instructors in Grade Centre.
  • Grading period: Leave this as None.
  • Make the Assignment Available: Select Yes so that students can access the assignment.
  • Track Number of Views: This is optional.

e. Click Submit.

f. Check the assignment has appeared in the module(s) you selected.

Qwickly assignment link for students

g. A new column for the assignment will appear in your module's Grade Centre. We recommend that you check the column settings to ensure that marks are not released to students before you are ready. More information is available in our guide to showing/hiding Grade Centre columns.


Method 2: You can also create a Qwickly Cloud Assignment via the Tools tab.

a. Click the Tools tab.

b. Locate the Module/Course Group Manager & Communicator tool.

c. Click Create Assignment.

Create assignment

d. Select the modules in which you would like to create an assignment.

e. Complete the assignment details.

  • Name: Type an assignment name. This is the link that students will click on to open the assignment.
  • Attempts: You can specify the number of submission attempts allowed.
  • Points possible: Enter the total marks for the assignment. Note, it's best to mark out of 100 then weight assignments later in Grade Centre if you need to.
  • Due date: Select the Due Date. This is the same one specified in the Module Handbook.
  • Can submit from cloud?: Select Yes if you would like students to be able to submit work saved on their Microsoft OneDrive account.
  • Grade displays: Use the first box to select how you want marks to appear to students e.g. Score. The second box is optional (you can leave it blank) or select how you want marks to appear to instructors in Grade Centre.
  • Instructions: Type some instructions for your students.
  • Select file from: You have the option to attach a file to the assignment.

Example assignment set up

f. Decide where you would like to create the assignment within each module.

  • Use the Post to location drop-down list if you want to create the assignment within the same content area in each module (e.g. Assignments).
    Post to location
  • Tick the Post to specific locations checkbox if you would like to create the assignment within different content areas in each module. You can then select the locations in the panel on the right.
    Post to specific locations

g. Click Submit.

h. Check the assignment has appeared in the module(s) you selected.

Qwickly assignment link for students

i. A new column for the assignment will appear in your module's Grade Centre. We recommend that you check the column settings to ensure that marks are not released to students before you are ready. More information is available in our guide to showing/hiding Grade Centre columns.


3. Add a rubric to a Qwickly cloud assignment

First set up a Blackboard rubric as described in our guide to creating rubrics. When you have created a Blackboard rubric, you can then attach it to the Grade Centre column for your Qwickly cloud assignment. 

a. In the Module Management section (bottom left of the page), click Grade Centre

b. Click Full Grade Centre.

c. Click the action link to the right of the column you want to associate a rubric with, then select Edit Column Information from the drop-down list.

d. In the Associated Rubrics section, click the Add Rubric button, then Select Rubric.

e. Tick the checkbox to the left of the relevant rubric and click Submit.

f. The rubric appears in a list of Associated Rubrics within the column settings.

g. On the right of the Associated Rubrics information, you can use the Show Rubrics to Students drop-down list to change rubric visibility.

Important: If you have chosen to make your rubric visible to students, the View Rubric button will be visible after grading. However, it will not appear before grading for this type of assignment.


4. View and mark assignment submissions

The following staff guides describe how to view, mark and leave feedback on student submissions to Qwickly cloud assignments.


5. Student perspective

A student guide to submitting to a Qwickly Cloud Assignment is available on the Library website.



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Page last updated: 03/12/2019

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